Lylah and Michael Ledner made a decision to change their lives and become farmers. About three or four years ago, Lylah and I connected through our blogs. Back and forth messages ensued and we discovered a unique connection. Michael and I both grew up in Lindenhurst, a village on Long Island in New York. He graduated one year ahead of me. I remembered his brother Bob. The brothers were members of a band that used to play at our high school dances. Ah memories ...
Venous even invited me to a special tea she hosted in honor of her mother at the Ritz Carlton last month. Check out her aqua nails that I captured in this photo. Venous arranged for Lylah and me to finally meet in person. What a joy to wrap my arms around this gal, listen to her voice and see her lovely face.
We began with a personal tour conducted by Michelle Spiller. She explained how the vegetables and herbs were grown and cared for. We checked out the goats. Their milk is used to create the most amazing caramels that melt in your mouth. I know because I've eaten many of them.
Lylah was busy working but stopped to spend some time with our group. She drew us around her under a shade tree and began to share.
- Families preparing food together.
- Families sitting down to meals together.
- Families spending time sharing during the meals.
How often do your dinners consist of take out consumed in front of the television? Oh and did I forget the constant texting?
Since I've so much more to share with you about our visit, I decided to do a part two. I know how people don't like to read long blog posts after all. So be sure to come back for Part 2.
Blessings and love,